In the past weeks I participated in this course by Ohio State University about Human Trafficking. Such a great course, offered by great lecturers. I had the chance to make a PSA to make people aware of what really is Human Trafficking, and now, after all the grading and reviewing process, I am happy to share it with my followers and anyone who reads this blog.
I hope you enjoy the PSA, I know some images can be disturbing, but the issue itself is not something that we can consider “soft”. Many people are victims of this horrible phenomenon. Please help these victims to get their freedom back.
“I decided to make a simple flyer which shows the major kinds of victims of human trafficking, giving a couple details about this phenomenon and providing information about how to stop/prevent such a horrible thing.
Human trafficking is very common in my country, and there are very few associations working in such field, which is a shame for a country which is part of the EU, as well as one of those so-called “developed” countries.
Millions of people cross our borders without realizing what they will end up doing and being. Many girls end up in prostitution, and do not know that until they meet their first client. Many kids end up in factories, working 24/24h for less than $1 a day and without having a place to sleep which isn’t the floor, as well as a decent meal. Many children end up in the streets asking for money to people passing by, sitting in a sidewalk or a parking lot, exposed to adverse weather and other forms of criminality. Many big cities in my country count many of these children forced to “work” as performers and beggars near tourist areas to get some more attention and a couple coin to bring back to their kidnapper. Yes, most of these people are simply kidnapped. Not all of them pay to leave their country and end up in these people’s hands. It’s time to stop this, these are people too, they deserve a better life, they deserve dignity, and most of all, FREEDOM.”